April 5, 2014
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lake Ella
Tallahassee, FL
Registration Donation: $10/Person to be paid on site on the day of the walk

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The 2nd Annual Edna S. Brown Foundation Walk to Remember is a memorial walk in honor of Dr. Edna S. Brown who passed after a valiant battle against gastric cancer.

The Walk to Remember will be held on April 5, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lake Ella Park in Tallahassee, FL. Join the walk to raise gastric cancer awareness!

Registration starts March 23, 2014!

Gastric Cancer Awareness

2013 estimate for stomach cancer in the United States1

  • About 21,600 cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed (13,230 in men and 8,370 in women)
  • About 10,990 people will die from this type of cancer (6,740 men and 4,250 women)
  • The average age of people at the time of diagnosis is 70 (2/3 of people with stomach cancer are 65 and older).
  • The lifetime risk of developing stomach cancer is 1 in 116.

Risk Factors1

Men; African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders in America;  increasing age (age 50 and older); Helicobacter pylori infection (H pylori); diet with smoked foods, salted fish and meat, and pickled vegetables; smoking; being overweight or obese; pernicious anemia, previous stomach surgery, and other chronic inflammation of the stomach; type A blood; family history (parents, siblings, or children); inherited conditions and certain gene mutations including but not limited to BRCA1 and BRCA2; and, certain occupations: workers in the coal, metal, and rubber industries seem to have a higher risk of getting stomach cancer.

Signs and Symptoms 2, 3

No symptoms, weight loss, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, blood in stool, trouble swallowing, and/or feeling full or bloated after a small meal.

Further information

Please see your physician for questions about screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and your personal risk.

1 American Cancer Society, accessed March 16, 2013:
2 National Cancer Institute, accessed March 16, 2013:
3 Moffitt Cancer Center, accessed March 16, 2013:

Dr. Edna S. Brown (March 28, 1945 – October 21, 2012)

A beautiful woman inside and out… Edna Scott Brown leaves a wonderful legacy of giving, and pursuit and promotion of higher education.

She was married to Bishop Joseph L. Brown for 42 years and they raised 6 children. She lived a Christian life and was known as a virtuous woman. She exemplified the love of Christ with every interaction; exuded peace and love; commanded excellence in all things; and, treated people with kindness, respect, and compassion. She was a motivator and encourager and often found ways to help those in need. She retired from the Leon County School System after 32 years of service with her work as a teacher and subsequently a counselor. However, this did not end her passion. She continued to establish her heritage and make a positive and global impact on this earth through ZE Brown Bible College as director and Co-Pastor of University Ministries International.  In addition, she was a professor at Florida A&M University.

Dr. Brown believed in exhibiting the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  She was a godly woman of unwavering faith. Although she battled stomach cancer, she refused to be defeated. With a beautiful smile, strong mind, and humble heart, she spent her last weeks planning a national women’s conference for the North American Outreach Fellowship in New York. The theme of the conference was, “Healing the Whole Woman”, and she spoke of how God had given her the passion to extend this to all, “Healing the Whole Man” became her new focus. This program exemplified her dedication, tenacity, and spirit for life.

In honor of her legacy, a foundation has been established to increase gastric cancer awareness, but also  to promote excellence with compassion, education, and empowerment to improve the lives of others.